The way that the Australian Government treated and recognized same-sex couples was “simply wasn’t good enough”, our principal psychologist Mary Magalotti told The Age. Mary Magalotti highlighted that the questions on the Census were disrespectful towards those in the same-sex couple. Our Director, Jodie Brenton and the Life Resolutions team are proud to support the stand taken by Mary Magalotti and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

In the interview with The Age Mary stated that “despite having two mothers on their birth certificates it forces you to say where the father is from”. Mary and many others in the LGBTQ+ community feel that this is not only disrespectful to the couple but the children as well.

Mary said she “felt distressed for my children who weren’t represented”. The Census included questions that allowed the recognition of same-sex couples but failed to include measures like addressing the children in these families.

Here at Life Resolution, we believe in active equality. Active equality is taking measures to combat inequality and discrimination. Alongside Mary, we take a stand against discrimination and inequality.

Lead by Mary Magalotti, our team of psychologists are experienced in working with those within the LGBTQ+ community and understand the challenges that they may face.

We aim to provide compassionate, inclusive and understanding support to everyone in the community, no matter their background, identity or their sexuality. The Life Resolutions team believe that everyone should have access to support and feel included and respected.

To learn more about Mary Magalotti, Jodie Brenton and Life Resolutions, you can visit our website. We provide a range of services including those dealing with sexuality, identity and LGBTQ+ issues. You can get more information on our website, or by chatting to a member of our friendly team.